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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

SA government looking to grow the forestry industry

The Marshall Liberal Government’s Forest Industry Advisory Council SA met recently to discuss growing the State’s $2.3 billion forestry industry. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the Council is working on its advice to the State Government ab
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Final chance for scholarships for women in forestry

Women currently working in the in the forestry and resources sector have a final opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $7000 to support participation in an accredited leadership development program. Source: Timberbiz The fee support opportunity provides w
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Forest Owners urges study of draft Freshwater National Environmental Standard

New Zealand’s Forest Owners Association has urged the industry to study the exposure draft of the new Freshwater National Environmental Standard, as well as the more stringent National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management. Source: Timberbiz Association President Peter Weir said
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Britton Timbers acquires Specialty Veneers

Britton Timbers has acquired Specialty Veneers timber, veneer and panel processing facility at Somerset in North West Tasmania. The acquisition includes the entire Somerset facility, stock and ongoing supply contracts for Tasmanian Oak, Blackwood as well as small volumes of Huon Pine,
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NSW government may lease commercial softwood plantations

The NSW Government is looking at the “viability” of a long-term lease of the State’s commercial softwood plantation business, consistent with its asset recycling strategy. Forestry Corporation’s profitable softwood division consists of around 230,000 hectares of radiata pine forests p
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Book celebrates 100 years of UK Forestry Commission

On 1 September, it was 100 years since the passing of the Forestry Act in the UK and the creation of the Forestry Commission. Amid the climate crisis, increasing demands for timber and the urgent need to protect wildlife, England’s trees and woodlands have never been so important. Sou
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New analysis shows forest loss in Amazon

A recent analysis by the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP), an initiative of the organization Conservación Amazónica (ACCA), reveals just how much forest has been lost. Source: Mongabay Overall, 61% (1.8 million hectares, or 4.4 million acres) of the Ecuadoran Chocó has b
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A new Vietnam pellet mill comes online

FutureMetrics announced that a project that it has guided for more than two years is now producing high quality pellets in Vietnam. FutureMetrics provides advice on producing, selling and transporting pellets, on operations optimization and other guidance for the industry sector. Sour
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Timber at all things fenestration

AusFenEx19 is a window and glass conference, or a conference for all things fenestration, which was held in Sydney at the International Convention Centre Sydney over two days in late August. Responsible Wood attended to promote forest certification and the use of wood in that industry
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